Clause? What Clause? The Luis Suarez Story

Clause? What Clause? The Luis Suarez Story

In this article I will analyse the complicated world of football contracts, in particular focusing on release clauses, buy-out clauses and the difference between the two. Less than a year ago Liverpool fans were subjected to one the most farcical transfer sagas in recent years. Like football’s equivalent of the Stark’s, Marca issued their monotonous warning again and again.  “Madrid, is coming” and Suarez will be leaving soon. Instead we received news of a bid from notorious penny-pincher Arsenezer Scrooge …
Steven Gerrard and The Missing Page in Liverpool's Scrapbook

Steven Gerrard and The Missing Page in Liverpool's Scrapbook

As I write this Liverpool Football Club sit proudly at the top of the Premier League table and for want of a more suitable phrase ‘this shit just got real’. Of course there’s a legion of old-timer Kopites who have seen all this a dozen times or more, but similarly there is a whole generation of reds who have never been caught up in such a groundswell of optimism and belief that the title might, just might, be coming back …
Is the Smart Money on Liverpool?

Is the Smart Money on Liverpool?

Four, long years. Four years of Champions League football wilderness, starting with the capitulation of the Rafa regime, continuing with Hodgeball and the return of the King, and most recently, an investment in what is fast becoming a special managerial talent in Brendan Rodgers. I’m circumventing a key issue in those four years, of course – the change in ownership.  The shift from Hicks & Gillett to FSG is somewhat embryonic – as if the old Liverpool is suddenly poised …
Are we still dreaming for a team of Carraghers? | Jamie Carragher

Are we still dreaming for a team of Carraghers? | Jamie Carragher

“We all dream of a team of Carraghers” goes the Kop chant, but exactly how long will it be before we have a team-less Carragher? At the age of 33, Carragher’s best years are behind him, yet he remains a stalwart in the centre of defence. While some may say he has lost his pace, I would question how much pace he had in the first place. Instead, the Bootle-born defender possesses a greater understanding of the game that has …
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